Woke Against The Tide is the second album from Los Angeles / Orange County punk trio Girl Tears, out now via Sinderlyn / Remote Control.
Woke Against The Tide is the follow up to Tension. With it they have mastered the art of the three-chord attack, delivering volatile blasts to the point of fury. Four tours and 100+ shows later, playing art spaces, houses, DiY venues, bars, barns, backyards, basements, and everything in between, Girl Tears have delivered a natural, confident progression from their debut.
The latest single taken from the album, ‘Panic Attack’ premiered via FLOOD who describe their sound as, “semi-twanged swagger of X, but matched by the concentrated brevity of early Black Flag.” The rest of the album wrestles with themes of Love/Hate, Good/Evil – and in particular – the space between these polarising ideas. ‘Cold Thoughts’ and ‘Uneasy’ personify the album’s conflict. There are hooks, melody and structure, but also a bit of chaos built on a more complex arrangement that’s constantly shifting and evolving, much like the band themselves.
Whereas their debut Tension was more a discovery, Woke Against The Tide is more abstract. It creates a dense and unforgiving experience, really challenging the listener to keep up.
Buy/Stream Woke Against The Tide here.